This course is only available to UNISON members.
POSTPONED -Care of the Patient with a Gastrostomy Tube
In order to manage effective nutrition in patients they may require the placement of a gastrostomy tube. This workshop is aimed at health care workers / home care workers who care for patients who have a gastrostomy tube. It will cover the basic nursing care required to care for an individual with a gastrostomy tube. The prevention and management of common complications associated with gastrostomy tubes will also be discussed.
Tutor: Caroline O’Loughlin
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop is for those who have responsibility for administering medication in acute, residential or home settings. It will explore the over arching policies and supporting legal documents which safeguard the patient and professional. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and learn from situations where there was poor medicine management.
The workshop will highlight the five rights of medicine management and basic drug calculations.
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